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Cer•ber•us  (sûrbər əs),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ber•us•es, -ber•i (-bə rī′)USA pronunciation for 2.
  1. MythologyAlso,  Kerberos. [Class. Myth.]a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance of the infernal regions.
  2. a formidable and often surly keeper or guard.
Cer•be•re•an  (sər bērē ən),USA pronunciation  Cerber•ic, adj. 

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Cerberus /ˈsɜːbərəs/ n
  1. a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance to Hades
  2. a sop to Cerberusa bribe or something given to propitiate a potential source of danger or problems

Cerberean /səˈbɪərɪən/ adj



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